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Monthly Archives: June 2013

What is the PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen Test?

June 21, 2013

PSA stands for Prostate-Specific Antigen which is a protein secreted by the prostate. The PSA test measures the volume of PSA in the bloodstream and helps the physician determine whether or not their patient may have signs of prostate cancer. Originally conceived as a test to measure the progress of patients who already had prostate cancer, the test, in conjunction with a digital rectal exam or DRE, was also approved for men who showed no signs of prostate cancer. Today, … Continue reading